Altered Zones: Woodsman – Rare Forms

Altered Zones: Woodsman – Rare Forms

Earlier this year, Woodsman released Rare Forms, a full-length in which the band explored both the grimy industrial labyrinth of ’70s German experimentalism and the rustic, bucolic light flights that resemble sunshine-saturated psychedelia. During my interview...
Altered Zones: Grouper – A I A

Altered Zones: Grouper – A I A

A mysterious array of “phantom lights” in the high desert near Marfa, Tex. has intrigued scientists and fans of the paranormal for over 50 years. Known simply as “The Marfa Lights,” this unusual phenomenon attracts so many visitors that the...

Altered Zones: Artist Profile on Cloudland Canyon

You can’t assume much about Cloudland Canyon. The malleable Memphis collective, founded in 2002 by Kip Uhlhorn and Simon Wojan, sprouted from hardcore/punk roots rather than an archetypical Can-style art rock commune. Though their echo-laden explorations provoke...
Altered Zones: Artist Profile on Belong

Altered Zones: Artist Profile on Belong

New Orleans-based subterranean duo Belong introduced themselves with one of the lushest ambient albums of recent memory, October Language, in 2006. Its heavy atmosphere pressure ignited nodes in the brains of My Bloody Valentine, Tim Hecker, and armchair astronomy....